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Two Cards Launching Soon: 60,000 Avianca Mile Card & 80,000 Point Chase Ink Business Preferred

Two Cards Launching Soon: 60,000 Avianca Mile Card & 80,000 Point Chase Ink Business Preferred

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A few months ago, I wrote that a new Avianca credit card with a 60,000 mile bonus was in the works.

And recently, I told you about the new Chase Ink Business Preferred card, which will have an 80,000 point sign-up bonus and will replace the Ink Plus.

Well, it looks like you’ll be able to apply for these 2 new cards in the near future!

Two Cards Launching Soon 60000 Avianca Mile Card 80000 Point Chase Ink Business Preferred
Is Machu Picchu on Your Bucket List? You’ll Be Able to Book Award Flights to South America and Many Other Destinations With the Points & Miles You Earn From Either of the 2 New Cards!

I’ll share more about the updates!

New 60,000 Mile Avianca Card

Link:   One Mile at a Time

Link:   Register for Avianca Credit Card Updates

Via One Mile at a Time, the new Avianca credit card is expected to launch within the next few weeks.

With the new card, you’ll earn up to a 60,000 Avianca mile sign-up bonus after meeting spending requirements.  You’ll also get:

  • 3X Avianca miles per $1 you spend on Avianca
  • 2X Avianca miles per $1 you spend at gas stations and grocery stores
  • 1X Avianca mile per $1 you spend on regular purchases
  • Two 50% discounts on award tickets redeemed for travel from the US to Central America or Colombia
  • Free checked bag for travel between the US and Central America
  • No foreign transaction fees
  • 15% discount when you purchase Avianca miles

At this point, Avianca has not announced which bank will issue the card or the annual fee details.

But you can register to receive email updates about the new card.

Two Cards Launching Soon 60000 Avianca Mile Card 80000 Point Chase Ink Business Preferred
Register to Find Out As Soon as the New Avianca Credit Card Launches!

I’ll be sure to share any additional details about this card as I hear more!

Avianca Miles Are Flexible

Avianca is a South American airline, but you can use Avianca miles on any Star Alliance airline, like Air Canada and United Airlines.

With Avianca miles, you can:

  • Book one-way award tickets
  • Get lower-priced redemptions compared to other Star Alliance airlines
  • Book award tickets online

And Avianca does NOT add fuel surcharges to award flights on their partner airlines, which is terrific!

Using Avianca miles, you can book round-trip coach award flights for:

  • 35,000 Avianca miles from the US (excluding Hawaii) and Canada to anywhere in the Caribbean, Mexico, US, Canada, and Alaska
  • 40,000 Avianca miles from the US (excluding Hawaii) and Canada to Bogota, Cuzco, Lima, and Quito
  • 60,000 Avianca miles from the US (excluding Hawaii) and Canada to Buenos Aires and Rio de Janeiro

And remember, Avianca is now a Starwood airline transfer partner!

80,000 Point Chase Ink Business Preferred Card

Link:   Doctor of Credit

Link:   New Chase Ink Business Preferred Card

Via Doctor of Credit, promotional material for the new Chase Ink Business Preferred card is being set up in branches.

Million Mile Secrets team member Keith stopped by 3 Chase branches, but didn’t see any new info about the card.  He also spoke with Chase business bankers who confirmed the new card would launch by the end of 2016.  But they were unsure of the exact date.

At this point, we know the card will come with a sign-up bonus of 80,000 Chase Ultimate Rewards points after you spend $5,000 within the first 3 months.

You’ll also get:

  • 3X Chase Ultimate Rewards points for every $1 you spend on travel, telecommunications, shipping, and advertising on social media and search engines (to a maximum of $150,000 in combined purchases per account anniversary year)
  • Up to $600 in cell phone insurance when you pay your cell phone bill with the card

The card will have a $95 annual fee.

We also know the Ink Business Preferred will replace the Ink Plus.  So it could be a good time to apply for the Ink Plus if you’ll spend a lot of money in the 5X bonus categories like office supplies and cell phone bills.

Keep in mind, the new Ink Business Preferred card will likely be impacted by Chase’s tougher application rules.  If you’ve opened ~5 or more credit cards (from any bank) in the past 24 months, (excluding certain business cards) it will be difficult to be approved for most Chase cards.

Bottom Line

There are 2 new credit cards launching by the end of 2016.

With the new Avianca credit card, you’ll be able to earn up to 60,000 Avianca miles after meeting minimum spending requirements.  These miles can be used on any Star Alliance airline, like Air Canada and United Airlines.

There’s no word on which bank will issue the Avianca card.  But you can register for email updates.

And Chase branches are preparing for the launch of the Ink Business Preferred card, which will have an 80,000 Chase Ultimate Rewards point sign-up bonus.  This card is replacing the Ink Plus.

Which new card offer are you most excited about?

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  • No foreign transaction fees
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  • Get 25% more value when you redeem for travel through Chase Ultimate Rewards. For example, 50,000 points are worth $625 toward travel.
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Do you think I would be able to convert my current Ink card too? Also, do you think freight companies would fall under the shipping category?

Thank you!

Million Mile Secrets

You should be able to convert your current card. I’m not sure how freight companies would be coded, but crossing my finders!

When you apply in branch, do you have to open up a bank account?

@Soosie – You won’t have to open up a bank account to apply for this card.

The Ink Business Preferred will replace the Ink Plus but is it considered a “different” product? Can we apply for this if we have or have had the Ink Plus?

@Walter – I expect this will be considered a new card product. So folks with other Ink cards can still apply.